In the context of rising onion prices across the country, the Center has taken a key decision to tackle the onion shortage.
By the end of this month, the sector is set to import 2 thousand tonnes of onion. To this end, the government-led MNTC has already invited tenders. In some parts of the country, onion scarcity is hitting up to Rs 80 per kg.
Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections are due to take place in the last week of this month along with the festive season. The by-elections will be held in many parts of the country. Against this backdrop, the Center is taking measures to reduce onion prices.